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Body Perception Differs in Children and Adults

Children’s sense of having and owning a body differs from that of adults, indicating that our sense of physical self develops over time, according...

Screening test can help identify cancer survivors at risk for emotional...

A relatively brief screening test can give caregivers a good indication of which cancer survivors are emotionally distressed and may benefit from further psychological evaluation, according to new research by a team of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators. In a study in the March 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the researchers found that childhood cancer survivors whose screening scores indicated they were dissatisfied with their physical appearance, were in poor physical health, or had been treated with head radiation had an increased risk of experiencing psychological distress.

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